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Touch of Cancer [Paperback]

Jean Charity
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5 Oct 2009 1907407006 978-1907407000
Charity covers the subject of her own diagnosis of cancer, striking a balance between the many funny situations in which she found herself and the more serious aspects of her treatment.

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  • Paperback: 68 pages
  • Publisher: Black Leaf Publishing (5 Oct 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1907407006
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907407000
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 13.6 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,969,725 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Honest and helpful! 2 July 2010
By Partho
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I liked Ms Charity's 'Touch of Cancer' very much. This is a moving narrative of a cancer survivor. But she is not merely a 'survivor' but a 'winner', as this book amply testifies.
She has told her own story with an astonishing honesty and frankness. The details of her significant illness and its formidable treatment have been dealt with directly and clearly. There are the much-needed details of 'the sufferings and the limitations in life' and Ms Charity offers her simple but effective solutions to the problems of everyday life of a recovered person.
The language is lucid and flowing and she has a penchant for humour, especially in the more sensitive areas. The carry-home message is one of hope and compassion. I shall highly recommend this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read! 24 Mar 2010
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Touch Of Cancer is a personal story and is written that way. Jean Charity, being a cancer survivor herself, the author gives us all a glimpse of what it's like being a woman with the disease. This book isn't only a personal story; it's a sensitive, touching and sometimes a lighthearted look at cancer from a woman's point of view.

The author delves into issues with a gentle understanding that only another cancer patient can do. She delves into issues such as hair loss, humiliation, sex, self-esteem and many more subjects that only a woman can understand. Ms. Charity also goes into the embarrassing moments of the side effects of medicines.

Touch Of Cancer has had an effect on this reviewer. It reminded me that no matter what problem you have, someone always has it worse. It also reminded me that no-one is alone no matter what the problem may be. It also reminded me that your family and your true friends will always be there for you!

I fully recommend Touch Of Cancer. In this must-read book the author let's you know that you aren't alone in your battle. Ms. Charity also reminds us to count your blessings.

Touch Of Cancer would be a good gift for not only the cancer patient but for anyone who knows someone who has the disease. It gives the friend or relative insight of what the cancer patient is going through.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Inspiringly different 13 Mar 2010
Touch of cancer is the inspiring story of how one woman has coped with the onset of a disease that many fear.

Jean Charity, originally from Derby in the United Kingdom but now residing in Spain covers the subject in her own inimitable style. While many would find little to find humourous in such a potentially, serious disease, Jean has succeeded in striking a happy balance between the many funny situations she found herself in and the more serious aspects of her treatment.

One in three people living in the United Kingdom will statistically, at some point in their lives, contract cancer and therefore it is a subject which should be of interest to one and all.

Cancer does not recognize age, colour creed or sex. It attacks indiscriminately and its onset can strike fear into the bravest hearts.

Marvel therefore at how the author has managed to turn a potentially maudlin and depressing subject into an easy read but nevertheless heart warming and inspiring.
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